January 8, 2014

wiaw : i wanna be a ball(er)

It's time for another "What I Ate Wednesday" post!
This party is brought to you by the loverly miss Jenn from Peas and Crayons.

Instead of focusing on a day of eats, I would like to present you with a platter of sweet heavenly goodness:

For Christmas dinner, my date (that's right) and I were in charge of dessert. It was his idea to cut and arrange fruit for fresh fruit platters, so we did pineapple, grapes, watermelon, blueberries, aloe vera, banana, mango, and pomelo.

Naturally, I wanted to contribute a little something more...enter Amanda's no-bake holiday cookie energy bites, Angela's peanut better balls, and Kathy's no-bake gingerbread man cookie dough balls.


Amanda's no-bake holiday cookie energy bites were perfect to make for Christmas. A winning combination of white chocolate, orange, and cranberry, these sweet little things certainly didn't last long. Lucky for me, I made a double batch of these babies.

Angela's Peanut Better Balls. Will the peanut butter/chocolate fans please stand up? These magical balls are made with ingredients like 100% natural peanut butter, pure maple syrup and coconut flour. I wish I listened to Angela's suggestion of putting these into mini cupcake liners because once you have them in your fingers, they melt so quickly. But, so worth it!

Kathy's NO Bake Ginger Bread Man Cookie Dough Balls combine two things that I adore: ginger and molasses. Instead of the typical gingerbread men, which can take some time to make, allow your taste buds to celebrate the flavors of the holidays in bite-sized form.
Wanna be a baller?


Get to the kitchen and make some balls (or bites)

10 comments:

  1. All of these are great. My balls get eaten too quickly to be photographed!

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    1. Ha! I know that feeling :) These balls were made for Christmas dinner, that was my excuse for not eating all of them at once.

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  2. I mean this in the least creepy way but your balls look incredible! Seriously, how did you get the chocolate to look so perfect??

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    1. Thanks Davida! I really appreciate your comment.

      For the peanut better balls, I made the base first, froze them for a bit, dipped them in chocolate, froze them again, then I drizzled a little more chocolate on top. For Amanda's healthy cookie bites, I did the same thing..froze them first, then drizzled them in chocolate. Worked out well.

      Incredible balls...no that doesn't sound creepy at all :P

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  3. NOW THESE BALLS are something I'd like to get my mouth around, BAHHHHH HA HA HA AH AHA HA HA HA AH! ;)

    PS: I got your FB message, and I am trying to think up the best options!

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    1. GiGi! You're HILARIOUS!! I've been schwetting my schwass off making these balls..so you better COME and get some!

      P.S. It's been taken care of..but thanks so much for looking into it for me! :) X

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  4. Love this! I have been meaning to make Angela's peanut butter balls so I am happy to hear they turned out well... and now I have more recipes bookmarked to try. :)

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    1. thanks Janet! these turned out SO well! i've actually made them twice so far..once with the rice crisp cereal (which i didn't really like so much) and once without. soooo good! :)

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  5. Yum all of those look so delicious! Love your 'baller' graphic too funny!

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    1. Thanks Jan! That means so much, coming from you! :)

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